TM 9-4520-257-12&P 0005 00
Installing The Gravity Feed Adapter On The Fuel Can
The H-45 Type II (Liquid Fuel) Heater incorporates a burner that
vaporizes liquid fuel, which enhances combustion efficiency and
prevents flooding. It is designed to operate with the following fuels in the
order listed: JP-8; DF-A, DF-1, or DF-2; JP-5; kerosene; Jet A-1; Jet A;
gasoline (emergency only); JP-4 (emergency only).
Used motor oil, solvents, and other unauthorized fuels should NOT be
used with the H-45 under any circumstance. Only approved liquid and
solid fuels may be used. Gasoline and JP-4 should be used only in
emergency situations when there is no other fuel available and
when the soldiers health and unit readiness are in jeopardy. Using
gasoline, JP-4, or unauthorized fuels in the H-45 will create a fire danger
and potential for explosion.
The gravity feed adapter must be tightened securely to prevent fuel
leakage and fire.
1. Inside the tent, set the fuel OFF/ON control (1) on the fuel flow control valve (2) on the H-45 Type II
(Liquid Fuel) Heater to the OFF position. Also ensure that the priming valve T-connector (10) on the
fuel supply hose (8) that is inside of the tent is in the closed position (turn clockwise to tighten).
A piece of commercial petroleum absorbent material should be used to
catch any fuel that may spill while connecting or disconnecting any
hoses. Additional commercial products are available to contain large
In the event that fuel is spilled on the ground, immediate action must be
taken to contain the spill, and the appropriate environmental personnel
should be notified.
Clean up any spilled fuel with a rag. Dispose of the rag and/or absorbent
material in accordance with the local Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)